LinkedIn acquires employee engagement company Glint

LinkedIn today announced that it has agreed to acquire Glint, a company focused on giving managers insights into employee engagement and feedback. The goal, LinkedIn says, is to use Glint's experience in employee feedback to power new learning experiences for managers across the LinkedIn network.

From LinkedIn:

Glint provides executives with the tools to answer questions about the health and happiness of the talent they have, while giving managers at all levels the access and insight they need to improve. Now imagine, through our combined offerings, that we can translate the specific feedback a manager gets from their employees on Glint into a personalized LinkedIn Learning experience focused on the topics that will help them improve, thus making the feedback much more actionable.

Once the deal has closed, Glint will continue on as a team within LinkedIn. The end goal is to finish integrating the Glint teams with LinkedIn over the next 12 to 18 months.